WIU Choirs

 Estill Voice Training

Estill Voice Training Level One: Figures for Voice Control  Level Two: Figure Combinations for Six Voice Qualities

Course Instructor: Brian J. Winnie, D.M.A., Estill Mentor & Course Instructor, Director of Choral Activities

Course Information:

  • When: March 10-14, 2020
  • Where: Western Illinois University
  • Cost: $540 for Level 1 and 2; $325 for Level 1 only, $215 for Level 2 only (must have attended a Level 1 previously); $165/College & High School students for Level 1 or 2 only; $275/College & High School students for Level 1 and 2.
  • Registration Deadline: Monday, February 10, 2020 
  • Fill out the Course Information Formhttps://goo.gl/forms/7fIqmMIseL566hna2
  • Register with Estill Voice International: https://www.estillvoice.com/find-a-course/?id=563
  • If you wish to register for only level 1 or level 2 and not both, email bj-winnie@wiu.edu for a registration link.

**Payment should be postmarked by February 20 and made payable to WIU CHOIRS.

Remit payment to:

Brian Winnie
202 Sallee Hall
School of Music
Western Illinois University
1 University Circle
Macomb, IL 61455

Hotel Information:

Accommodations are available at the Best Western Macomb:

Best Western Macomb
1655 E. Jackson, Macomb, IL 61455


University Union Hotel on the WIU campus

The Estill Voice Model: Find A New Way!

We are excited to bring Estill Voice Training (EVT) workshops and courses to Western Illinois! Want to learn how to sing a certain style of music? Want to learn how the voice works from the inside out? Want to be more versatile in your singing or speaking? Does your voice get tired by the end of the day? Then a course or workshop in EVT is for you! Whether a beginner or seasoned professional, learning more about your voice can protect you from vocal trauma and help you be heard without pain!

The Estill Voice Model focuses on the CRAFT of voice production!

Craft is learning how to control the various structural components of the voice. Each structure contributes to sound and feeling of the voice. Control of these structures leads to unlimited options for changing – or maintaining – voice quality, without vocal strain. Craft is the foundation.

Benefits of Estill Voice Training™

  • Replaces mystery with knowledge
  • Reduces performance anxiety
  • Promotes confidence
  • Empowers students to make choices
  • Provides vocal variety
  • Leaves nothing to chance
  • Leads to a balance of vocal health and aesthetic freedom

What does this mean for you or your students? It means you can transform your teaching into a model that has scientific validity. No longer is the voice shrouded in mystery. EVT will give you the tools, software, exercises, and understanding of how to teach a wide variety of vocal qualities. Come check it out at our upcoming workshop or courses! Anyone high school aged or older is well to attend.